02/16/2005 1:00AM

Penn National track report


Jockey Jorge Tipa came into last Friday's program at Penn National mired in a 1-for-27 slump to start the year. Tipa broke out in a big way, winning with his last three mounts on a nine-race card - all at juicy mutuels.

Tipa cruised to a five-length victory in a 5 1/2-furlong sprint with Key to the Bomb ($37.80), was aboard Eastover ($14) when the 10-year-old gelding, trained by Bruce Kravets, ended a 14-race losing streak going a mile and 70 yards, and rode the 10-year-old mare P.C. Bad Girl ($43) to a win for trainer Dona Albright in a one-mile $3,500 claiming race.

* King Newt, a five-time winner last year at age 11 and claimed in each of his last two starts of 2004, shipped in from Charles Town to win a $3,500 claiming sprint for trainer Jeff Allen last Thursday night. King Newt is now 26 for 96 with lifetime earnings of $244,617.

* The 5-year-old mare Tinagoldengirl, off since Dec. 21, finished first for the fourth time in her last five starts in a one-mile allowance race on Feb. 10.